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Are Gratuities Subject to Florida Sales Tax?

The taxability of gratuities depends on whether the gratuity is part of the sale of the good or service. The answer is not a simple yes or no, it’s more situational. Let’s look at two different situations. First, you go out for dinner at your favorite local restaurant and ...

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Are Gratuities Subject to Florida Sales Tax?

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  • Are Gratuities Subject to Florida Sales Tax?
    Are Gratuities Subject to Florida Sales Tax?

    The taxability of gratuities depends on whether the gratuity is part of the sale of the good or service. The answer is not a simple yes or no, it’s more situational. Let’s look at two different ...

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  • Florida – Restaurant Sales and Use Tax Audits
    Florida – Restaurant Sales and Use Tax Audits

    Businesses across the board have taken a huge hit as a result of COVID. This pandemic was and still continues to be something no one could have planned for that’s for sure. As restaurants reopen or ...

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  • FL Sales Tax: How To Settle with the Tax Man - Part 1
    FL Sales Tax: How To Settle with the Tax Man - Part 1

    Understanding settlement authority of the Department of Revenue when there is doubt as to liability Part I of 2 The statutory framework for compromise of taxes, interest and associated penalties . ...

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  • FL SALES TAX: Real Property Contractors/Fabrication
    FL SALES TAX: Real Property Contractors/Fabrication

    A real property contractor is defined as someone who supply and affix, or install, goods that become part of real property. As a real property contactor in the state of Florida you do not charge sales ...

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  • Florida Sales and Use Tax Audits
    Florida Sales and Use Tax Audits

    Things to know before starting a Florida sales and use tax audit A Florida sales and use tax audit can be a very stressful and complicated event. I would like to go over some basic facts you should be ...

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  • FL Sales and Use Tax Audits – Audit Notices Are Coming
    FL Sales and Use Tax Audits – Audit Notices Are Coming

    Everyone is aware that the recent pandemic has impacted businesses and the overall economy. This necessarily has impacted the amount of tax revenue going to the state of Florida and its counties. What ...

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  • Florida Sales Tax on Commercial Lease Termination or Change Fees
    Florida Sales Tax on Commercial Lease Termination or Change Fees

    Renegotiating Commercial Rent Due to COVID-19? Don’t Pay More Sales Tax Than You Need To! Florida is the only state in the country to impose sales tax on commercial rent. Of all those businesses ...

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  • FL SALES TAX AUDIT - UNDERSTANDING AUDITOR'S PERSPECTIVE
    FL SALES TAX AUDIT - UNDERSTANDING AUDITOR'S PERSPECTIVE

    If you get chosen to be audited by the Florida Department of Revenue you should understand how most auditors think and operate. Auditors are taught two main concepts that drive most audits. ALL ...

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  • Are Services Taxable in Florida?
    Are Services Taxable in Florida?

    The state of Florida imposes a tax rate of 6% plus any local discretionary sales tax rate. It is commonly known that tangible personal property is taxable in Florida. Tangible personal property is ...

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  • FLORIDA SALES TAX CLASS ACTION ON CAR RENTALS
    FLORIDA SALES TAX CLASS ACTION ON CAR RENTALS

    A sale in Florida subject to sales tax normally requires the seller to collect Florida sales tax from the purchaser. In cases where a customer believes a business has charged too much sales tax, the ...

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  • FL DEPT OF REVENUE AUDIT VS LIMITED SCOPE AUDIT
    FL DEPT OF REVENUE AUDIT VS LIMITED SCOPE AUDIT

    The Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) has traditionally issued two different types of sales and use tax audit notices. These are the DR-840 “full” audit notice that was traditionally issued from a ...

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  • Florida Sales Tax for Nonresident Car Purchases (2020)
    Florida Sales Tax for Nonresident Car Purchases (2020)

    Florida car dealers have a powerful sales and use tax tool at their disposal to lure customers to Florida. Some dealers are unaware of this provision. Other dealers might misapply it. Car dealers need ...

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  • FLORIDA SALES TAX FOR AMUSEMENT MACHINES
    FLORIDA SALES TAX FOR AMUSEMENT MACHINES

    Amusement machines have a unique approach to calculating Florida sales tax on the sales price of each “play.” Failure to calculate the correct amount of Florida sales tax could lead to the machine ...

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